What is a dual time zone watch
The world is getting smaller and smaller, people move around the world frequently, traveling, studying or working. Frequently adjusting the watch is obviously not a wise practice, and instead it is a dual time zone watch. A dual time zone watch is a watch that can display the second time zone (commonly referred to as a ‘GMT’ watch). For an analog watch, there are two adjustable hour hands, one indicating the local (first time zone) time. The other hour hand indicates the time in the second time zone.
Of course, there are watches with a dial that is marked with various time zones around the world (each time zone is represented by one of the famous cities), and the time in the second time zone is read by turning this dial.
Below, I will recommend several dual time zone watches for you to refer to and learn from each other.
Cartier Calibre Multi-Time Zone Watch
The day and night hands of the sun and moon symbol on the dial below the center of the watch indicate the time of departure and the main hand of the watch indicates the time of destination. You can magnify the destination display with a magnifying glass on the side. This design can avoid the inconvenience caused by the dial’s too many instructions.
As long as you press the turn button, you can read the time of 24 reference time zone cities. Each time you press the turn button, you can display each city and the corresponding time, and the corresponding time between the reference city and the travel city.
The last major innovation of the Calibre de Cartier multi-time zone watch is the ability to switch between summer and winter time. During the five months when daylight saving time is implemented, you can switch between daylight saving time and winter time by simply reading different levels of time on the city dial.
Rolex’s new Oyster Perpetual SKY-DWELLER
As the newborn of the Oyster family, the Oyster Perpetual SKY-DWELLER watch presented at the Baselworld 2012 exhibition is a highly innovative watch with superb technology and easy operation. SKY-DWELLER relies on 14 patented technologies (of which 5 are new patents), including dual time zone display, that is, the dial’s central hand indicates the local time, and an eccentric 24-hour dial shows the time in the reference time zone.
It also comes with an innovative annual calendar device called SAROS, inspired by an astronomical phenomenon that only needs to be adjusted once a year between February and March. In addition, there are 12 small windows around the dial to display the month. This watch is designed for those who require the watch to be practical, easy to use and elegant.
Omega Aqua Terra GMT dual time zone
The Haima Aqua Terra GMT dual time zone watch will feature a 43 mm diameter case, which is available in 18K red gold, stainless steel, and red gold with steel. Paired with the iconic ‘Teak Concept’ dial of the Aqua Terra model, the vertical texture is reminiscent of the teak deck on a luxury yacht.
In addition to the central hour hand, minute hand, and second hand, the dial also has a GMT hand that rotates once every 24 hours, thereby achieving the function of reading the time in two places at the same time.